We have decided to pursue a new model for discipling our youth. The idea is simple. We have our Middle School aged youth come out of the service 2x per month to participate in a small group discussion with leaders who are committed to creating a safe place to dialogue with youth over the issues they face in an effort to help them process those issues from a God perspective. We also do the same with High School kids on a 1x per month basis. For those parents who would rather have their youth in the service, we understand completely. Secondly, we are asking these leaders to make a personal commitment to these young people by way of developing personal relationships outside of that meeting in an effort to befriend, mentor, and encourage them along in their journey through life. We believe that it is vital for adults, who are not the child’s parents, to come alongside of young people to help them grow into healthy well-adjusted adults who are rooted in God and His love for them.